Justine Bellamy began dancing in conjunction with his early training as a youth gymnast, and earning dynamic experience in each of the events in men’s gymnastics. As a dancer, he became an original member of Culture Shock International Hip Hop Dance Troupe of Washington, DC until 2003, when he received a scholarship to dance at The Ohio State University-Columbus. There, he studied intensively in classical ballet, modern, and African techniques. To supplement his university studies, he was an instructor at BalletMet Columbus Dance Academy. He has trained on scholarship in San Francisco, CA with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, earning acceptance into the LINES Ballet Repertory Program, and received further training from dance professionals in New York City, Philadelphia, and in France.
Cristine Davis: Owner & Director, Ballet, Tap, & Jazz
Cristine Davis is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. She began her dance training at the age of three at Studio G Dance Center under the direction of Val Gaydos.
Davis was a member of the Pittsburgh-based Xpressions Contemporary Dance Company directed by Staycee Pearl from 2002-2006 where she performed works by Robert Battle, Darrel Crown Moultrie, and Kyle Abraham and danced in productions with Pittsburgh Opera, Shona Sharif African Drum and Dance Ensemble, and others.
In 2006, Davis joined Full of Grace, Inc. (FOG) to begin the Full of Grace School of Dance where she served as its Principal Dance Instructor from 2006-2010 and developed its pre-professional troupe. In the DC area, Davis was an instructor at the Oxendine Performing Arts Academy in Hyattsville, MD prior to beginning District Dance Arts. She is currently the leader of the Selah! dance ministry at The Bridge church in Silver Spring, MD.
Cristine is a professionally certified dance instructor through Dance Masters of America, Inc., the Cecchetti Council of America, and is a member of the National Dance Education Organization. She holds a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a MA in Arts Management from the H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Debbie Jones: Zumba
Debbie is a licensed Zumba® instructor who fuses her passions for dance, wellness and travel to create a festive, fun, fitness class. She has a passion to help others achieve their fitness goals.
Debbie began her dance training at the University of Maryland and continued by attending several dance schools throughout the Washington, DC area. She enjoys experiencing different cultures through participating in Zumba carnival troupes and dancing or performing salsa, bachata, and west African dance.